Human beings are inherently corrupt. Corruption has been around ever since humans started living in organized societies because it is human nature to try shortcuts, try to get something for free or try to buy our way instead of working hard at it. Recorded incidences of corrupt practices date back to 4th century B.C. Studies about corruption and its reasons have been studied across different disciplines which include psychology, sociology, economics, law and political science. Characteristically each discipline looks at corruption within its own area of specialty and from a specific point of analysis whether they are analyzing the individual, the organization or the economy.
However, this particular aspect of human activity has not received the attention that it should, and working on the problem at several levels and exploring several different perspectives, a cohesive approach can be developed for corruption in firms. This entails the definition of corrupt practices which is basically upgrading corrupt practices from individuals to organizational levels The current level of the organizational level is then compared with previous levels of organizational corruption in a corrupt organization where a group of employees is involved in corrupt practices on behalf of the organization. According to independent investigations should be made for the organization and for finding out the corruption in the organization.
Then the available literature for corruption in organizations should be carefully examined to find out if there are some common features which function in differing ways and have a bearing upon the occurrence, frequency, and extent of every type of corruption. Eventually, a classification of types is done to determine whether an organization clearly shows corruption among the lower staff or among the management and directors. Most literature on corruption is not very reliable and full of errors and does not provide pragmatic or decisive results. This paper offers a cohesive study upon corruption for clarifying theory and research at the organizational level which explains why trying to control one form of corruption might just lead to another form of corruption.
Corruption occurs because of human greed and weaknesses. Most people desire to make the most money in the shortest possible time, and unethical and corrupt business dealings and practices seem the shortest and easiest way to achieve their objectives of the accumulation of money and power. Corruption originates from the highest levels or organizations, and it is quite rare that an employee of the company embezzles money from the company on his/her own. And in large Russian Organizations, corruption is not considered to be an ethical problem for the country but as part of any business